Residents of Kugluktuk gathered at the community complex on Remembrance Day to pay tribute to Canada’s military veterans and deceased soldiers.

Standing out in their red attire, the RCMP and Canadian Rangers gather for a moment of reflection. From left, RCMP Const. David Chretien, Rangers Hans Pedersen, Baba Pedersen, Red Pedersen, David Enogaloak, Randy Hinanik, Colin Kunelok, George Haniliak, Gustin Adjun, Millie Hatogina and RCMP Const. Pat Dunbar.
Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Buske

As part of the program, Miranda Atatahak read Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen, written during the early stages of the First World War. One stanza reads:

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.”

 

 

 

 

 

The Rangers march into the room led by flag-bearers Millie Hatogina and Gustin Adjun. Hans Pedersen and Randy Hinanik bring up the rear.
Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Buske
Elder Alice Ayalik lights the qulliq during the Remembrance Day ceremony in Kugluktuk on Nov. 11. Standing in back are, from left, Rangers Hans Pedersen, Randy Hinanik, George Haniliak and Colin Kunelok.
Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Buske

 

 

Alana Nivingalok, Claire Taptuna, Roseann Angivrana and Madeline Kunelok sing O Canada in Inuinnaqtun.
Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Buske

Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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